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November 14, 2001

GenomeMedicine and the Human Genome: The New Genetics: Molecular Concepts, Applications and Ramifications

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Sara L. Tobin and Ann Boughton, one CD-ROM; minimum requirements: Windows 98 or Mac OS 8.1, requires 4 × CD-ROM drive, 16 MB free RAM; ISBN 0-9707754-1-5, San Francisco, Calif, Twisted Ladder Media (http://www.twistedladdermedia.com), 2000.

JAMA. 2001;286(18):2332-2333. doi:10.1001/jama.286.18.2332-JBK1114-5-1

The Medicine and the Human Genome CD-ROM is intended for the continuing medical education (CME) of physicians. The first chapter opens with a discussion of DNA and genes. It proceeds to the various gene mutations and the molecular biology of cancer. The chromosomes, chromosomal aberrations, and chromosomal rearrangements are briefly covered. The chapter concludes with patterns of inheritance, including Mendelian principles, which are usually dealt with at the beginning of most genetics textbooks. Thus, the CD opens with a novel "reverse" approach to the genome, in contrast to other textbooks and CDs on medical genetics.

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